Today is the anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision of 1857. I have to admit I wasn't that familiar with it. I knew it had to do with slavery but I wasn't up on the facts. I personally feel bad that I can't remember learning about this historical moment in school. I was pleased to see that there are many books for young readers to learn about this important time in our history. Here is a sampling of some of those books:
Dred Scott Decision by Jason Scott and published by Compass Books.
I, Dred Scott by Sheila P. Mosses, illustrated by Bonnie Christensen and published by S&S---a fictionalized account but well written with historical facts to back it up.
Dred and Harriet Scott: A Family's Struggle for Freedom by Gwenyth Swain and published by Borealis Books----this has a nice glossary and bibliography, also liked that it discussed the family aspect of the people involved.
Some things should never be forgotten.